Name: Esther Lucille Haenel Age: 94
Address: Mount Olive, IL
Died: Monday, February 11, 2019, 6:30 pm Place: Heritage Health of Staunton, Staunton, Illinois
Born: October 2, 1924 Place: Mt. Olive, IL
Father: the late: Immanuel Bauer
Mother: the late: Adele Meier Bauer
Spouse: the late: Alfred Arno Haenel died February 9, 1991
Date of Marriage: Monday June 16, 1947
Place of Marriage: St. Louis Court House
Schooling: Attended Mt. Olive Grade School and graduated from Mt. Olive High School with the Class of 1942.
Church: Devoted member of the 1st United Methodist Church, Mt. Olive. Served as financial secretary for 43 years. Taught Sunday School and Bible School for 25 years.
Occupation: Macoupin County General Assistance Office for 23 years from 1970 - 1993 until her retirement.
Before her marriage, during the War, she was employed as secretary in the head office by Finke Realty, St. Louis, MO.
Interests: Esther enjoyed a lively game of pinochle, catching a movie and meal with her best friend "Cookie", Tuesdays were reserved for her brother Kenny. She enjoyed dancing , ice and roller skating, the St. Louis Cardinals , and Elvis. Her family enjoyed the many wonderful German meals she prepared and her famous chicken rice soup, that was a sure cure for a cold.
Survivors: 1 Son: Allan (Lisa) Haenel of Staunton, IL // 3 Daughters: Jane (Don) McCarty of Glencoe, MO // Sandra (Gerry) Barrick of Brandon, MS // Karen (Glenn)) Fajardo of Staunton, IL // Sister-in-law: Maxine Bauer of East Alton,, IL // 11 Grandchildren and 8 Great Grandchildren.
Preceded in Death: Husband: Alfred Arno Haenel // Parents: Immanuel & Adele Meier Bauer // 2 Sisters: Hildegard Gresswell and Lorine Henry // 1 Brother: Kenneth Bauer
Visitation: Thursday, February 14, 2019, 11:00 am Becker & Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive, IL
Funeral Service: Thursday, February 14, 2019, 12:00 pm Becker & Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive, IL
Burial: Union Miners Cemetery, Mt. Olive, Illinois
Clergy: Reverend Tommy Brewer
Lunch: for family and friends will be held at the 1st United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall served by the Methodist ladies .
Memorials: 1st United Methodist Church, Mt. Olive, Illinois
Condolences: www beckerandson.com
Becker and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.